Evening Course: Silkscreen from Scratch! – 6 wks
Please note that pre-booking & payment of a deposit is essential on all LP courses.
Date: Tues 5th Feb – Tues 12th March
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Full Price €170
Reduced Rate €145
Studio Members Rate €128
Silkscreen printmaking is LP’s most consistently popular course method while also being one of the most recognisable forms of printmaking there is.
The method produces really clean, punchy images with a strong graphic quality that understandably appeals to a huge range of people who enjoy graphic design, typography, photography, printmaking and design. With silkscreen, details stay crisp and sharp while colour pops off the page!
Silkscreen lends itself to high volume production and both high contrast and layered multiple colour images, hence its suitability when creating posters, flyers, signage, text and line based imagery, and striking layered colour prints of photographs. It’s a hugely versatile form of art.
In brief, the process itself involves transferring an image to a mesh screen. The treated image blocks out the negative space so that when ink is firmly pressed through the screen using a squeegee, only the desired areas are printed onto the paper/fabric.
LP’s six week course will guide you through the entire process under the guidance of LP’s silkscreen tutor Derek O’ Sullivan. The weekly classes allow students to develop their work and ideas as they learn, and to make multiple prints throughout the duration of the course. Each participant will try each step in the process multiple times, ensuring greater retention of what has been learned.
This course will include:
• Image selection and preparation/colour separation using software
• Screen: Mesh sizes, screen selection and care
• Process of transferring images to screen using photo sensitive emulsion and exposure unit
• Printing: Registration of image, ink & paper selection, printing technique, trouble shooting, creating multiple colour prints
• Studio health & safety/best practice
Derek O’ Sullivan is an artist, printmaker, technician and tutor.
He has taught with LP for many years and is an expert on all things silkscreen related.
John's Square, Metropolitan District of Limerick, Ireland